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Born: Tue., Oct. 16, 1956
Died: Tue., Feb. 26, 2013


2:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Fri., Mar. 01, 2013
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2:00 PM Sat., Mar. 02, 2013

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Dennis Wayne Palmer, age 56, of South Whitley, IN, passed away at 4:05 p.m. Tuesday, February 26, 2013 at Parkview Whitley Hospital, Columbia City. Born October 16, 1956 in Columbia City, he was the son of Neil Burwell and Patty Ann (Hoffman) Palmer.

A lifetime resident of Whitley County, he graduated from Columbia City High School with the Class of 1976.  On December 12, 2012, he married Christine Lynn Bowman in Larwill.  He previously worked for Churubusco Elevator, Raber Elevator, Reelcraft and Indian Springs School as a part-time janitor. Since 2007 he has been employed at C & A Tool as a machine operator.  

Survivors include his wife, Christine L. Palmer of South Whitley; 3 daughters, Monica M. (Greg) Green, Brandy K. Palmer and Callie M. (Michael) Braun all of Columbia City; son, Corey L. Cremeens-Palmer of Fort Wayne; mother, Patty Ann Starkey of Columbia City; father, Neil B. (Marcella) Palmer of Centennial, CO; 8 grandchildren; 6 brothers and sisters, Jeffrey L. (Anna) Starkey and David A. (Laura) Starkey both of Columbia City, Gregory L. (Kristine) Starkey of Fairbanks, AK, Michelle R. (Jim) Cull of Westfield and Neil "Butch" (Nikkole) Palmer of Colorado and Christine (Lance) Sherwood, Colorado; step-daughters, Kathleen A. Romanowski of DeBary, FL, Andrea E. Tennant and Emily M. Tennant both of North Webster.  He is preceded in death by his step-father, David L. Starkey.

Visitation will be held Friday, March 1, 2013 from 2-8 p.m. at DeMoney-Grimes Countryside Park Funeral Home, 600 Countryside Drive, Columbia City.  Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 2, 2013 at the funeral home with Pastor Tom Beck of Larwill Wesleyan Church officiating. Burial will follow at South Whitley Cemetery, South Whitley.  Memorial gifts may be given in Mr. Palmer's memory to Whitley County 4-H. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.

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Randy Grimes
   Posted Wed February 27, 2013
May each of you find courage to face tomorrow as you rest in the knowledge that we truly care about each of your needs and that we will walk beside you in your journey of grief.

Randy Grimes and the Staff of DeMoney-Grimes Funeral Home

Kristin Rollins-Porter
   Posted Wed February 27, 2013
Brandy & Monica,
Sorry for the unexpected loss of your father. Praying for your strength through these times.

Dale and Tamara Egolf
   Posted Wed February 27, 2013
Brandy and family, please know that we are lifting your family in prayer. May you find strength in the Lord during this difficult time. Remember the good days, and hold tight to the countless memories.
With our deepest sympathy.

   Posted Wed February 27, 2013

Steve and Sheryl Craword-Hackett
   Posted Wed February 27, 2013
My heart Broke when My Brother Ron Crawford told me the sad News this a.m. I am so sorry and you and your Family Have my deepest Sympathy. Dennie was such an ornery Guy But with a Big heart. Always made me smile and laugh We went to school together at CCJHS and Coesse. He also became wonderful Friends with my Brother Ron who also worked at C&A Tool. God Blessed us with Dennie and I Have you all in my prayers and thoughts.

Miyong Grable
   Posted Thu February 28, 2013
I am so sorry for your loss! Denny will truely be missed. You all are in my prayers!!

   Posted Thu February 28, 2013
May God give you strenght in this time of grief and fond memories of
Dennis Wayhne Palmer, CCHS Class of 1976. The Alumni of CCHS extends
sincere condolences, thoughts and prayers to Dennis's family.

Matt Dahms
   Posted Thu February 28, 2013
Tonette and I don't even have words to describe how sorry we are. Just know that we love you and the boys ALOT! We are here if you need anything.
Dad & Tonette

Vicky Smith
   Posted Thu February 28, 2013
Aunt Chris my heart goes out to you during this time. I am so sorry to hear about your loss. Also to the rest of the family. May God be with all of you during this time.
Love ya Aunt Chris,

larry millington
   Posted Thu February 28, 2013
to all the family,
my deepest condolences to you all for this loss.
i worked with denny way back at reelcraft and always enjoyed his presence.
i was sincerely sadened to hear he passed away.
i have been praying for you all and will continue to.
in deepest sympathy, larry millington

Trinna and Ty Keener
   Posted Thu February 28, 2013
Just wanted to say what a super nice guy Denny was. He would do anything to help someone and taught my girls so much about sheep in just a few months. Also was one of the first to send his sympathy when I lost my Mother last fall. We lost a real special one that wont be forgotten. I hope that everyone in the family can have peace knowing he touched our whole family

Al & Edwina Williamson
   Posted Fri March 01, 2013
Our condolences to the family.

Linda Eloph
   Posted Sat March 02, 2013
So very very sorry to hear of Denny's sudden passing. While I am only acquainted with Brandy, my heart goes out to all of his family, children and wife, as well as the many others who loved him.
Denny always had an enormous laugh and smile, and I will always hold dear in my heart he and Val's generosity with my family.
Please know that you are all in my prayers.

Dean and Jodi Stangland
   Posted Sat March 02, 2013
So sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers to you and all the family.

Dean and Jodi Stangland

Heath Reavis
   Posted Sat March 02, 2013
Brandy, Monica

Sorry for your loss of your father, my heart goes out to both of you in your time of sorrow.

Debora Swan
   Posted Sat March 02, 2013
Nobody will ever be able to fill Denny's shoes. May God bless his family.

Launda Ewell
   Posted Sun March 03, 2013
I am so sorry to hear of your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

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